Jennifer Marie Babin Smith passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She was a resident at Friendship Haven Nursing and Rehabilitative Center in Friendswood, TX for the past nine months.
Funeral services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1420 31st St., Galveston, TX, on Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m.. Viewing will begin at 9:00a.m. with a rosary at 9:30 a.m..
Jennifer was born on September 23, 1946, and was the second child born to Wilson J. Babin and Lillian Henderson Babin. Jennifer spent her early years as a resident of Galveston and La Marque, Tx. until her family’s military travels took her to Washington D.C., Okinawa and Yokota Japan, South Carolina, Guam and finally back to Texas. She graduated from Hirschi High School, Wichita Falls, TX in 1965, and attended Midwestern State University and College of the Mainland. Jennifer began her career with the City of Wichita Falls, later working for Mainland Center Hospital and Marathon Oil Company. After marrying Joe Smith in November of 1976 they made their home in Texas City and this union produced two sons, Jason Edward Smith and Jonathon Duane Smith. In later years Jennifer moved to Galveston, Texas and worked for The City of Galveston and Galveston County. Jennifer continued to live in Galveston until after Hurricane Ike when she moved into Houston.
Jennifer is predeceased by her parents and leaves behind her sons, Jason and Jonathon; as well as five sisters, Beverly Woods (Clifford), Gwendolyn Calhoun (Ernest), Suzanne Jackson (Joseph), Karen Holiday (Northon), Alicia Babin; three nieces, six nephews and a host of other relatives. We all love you and you will be missed.